The wines of the Wehlener Sonnenuhr possess an excellent structure, show beautiful, ripe aromas and flavours (typically stone fruits, like peach), a fine minerality and great depth and length. Especially after having been aged for some years, their harmony, finesse and expression is unique.
This Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is a very classical Mosel Riesling Auslese, a fine yet racy wine, combining elegance and complexity and showing a beautiful balance between fruit aromas and flavours, a crisp acidity and fine minerality. Although this wine is very appealing now already, it will improve a lot with ageing in the years to come and be enjoyable for decades.
JS95 James Suckling
"Stunning succulence and subtlety. The concentration and power are completely underplayed until you get to the brain-rattling finish of this Mosel masterpiece. Drink or hold."
WS94 Wine Spectator
"Pure, flying like a butterfly across the palate, this starts with mineral and floral notes up front, but unfolds to show multiple layers of flavor, remaining seductive throughout. The peach, glazed pear and honey flavors are perfectly balanced, with power and force seemingly reserved. Shows wonderful expression. Drink now through 2037."
RP94 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese is clear, fresh and vegetal/floral on the pretty complex but clear and efreshingly flinty nose. Bottled with 8.5% alcohol, this is a lush, piquant and well-structured Spatlese with good grip and a perceptible sweetness. The finish is intense and complex and reveals a firm mineral structure."
J.J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese 2017